The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 5, 1947
Page 14
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I • flHJHWEW BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER MEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1MT Court Proceedings May Link Communists With Wartime Strike in Wisconsin Factory M» C. Crash Cows* G/v«n WASHINGTON, Dec. >. (UP) — An Industry-government commit- e* laid yesterday that at least one uid . probably both ol th« recent Ires on Douglu-DC-4 plane* occurred when gu overflowing frorn a wing tank was j'ucked Into the cabin heating lyitem. tfOTON, DM. ». (UP.)—If local labor mrttme *trtk* OB order* of the Oommunlit Party, maybe wort procwdinp novbefun will make th* faoU a natter of public record. ( * The local ta No. US of the United Automobile Worker* of l America (CIO)'at the Allli-Cbalmen Manufacturing Oo-,' near Milwaukee. ConuBii&ifte are alleged . to have kidnapped that local about !0 yean ato and to have kept it In rinee. to the party line ever Fretldent Walter Reuther of the TJAW hat bailed the local leader- ahlp into court to show cause why it should not be ousted, Reuther union representative to administer ka* appointed an International local affair*. Local M* i» under fire from two direction* Reuther 1» moving »- tainst the unlon'i leadership on general charges of bad management, Including the loss this year of a long and costly strike. He re- cents Communist Infiltration Into the local too. The Allis-Chalmers management long ago filed with the House Labor Committee here • 108-page Indictment of the local'* operations over a period of year*. Typical of the shenanaglns charged by the management a- filnit the leadership of local 248 wa* a phoney strike vote taken In January, .1941. Furthermore, management complained that the strike was ordered by the Communist Party. The purpose was to interrupt ttie flow of American supplies to Great Britain then engaged pretty much single-handed in war with Nazi Germany. Russia and Germany were still at peace. Communist Policy Chinin It wa> not until June, 1941, that Hitler Invaded Russia. American Communists then stopped opposing kid to Britain and began whooping II up for Uie United Slates to get to there and help lick Hitler. Until Russia was Invaded American Communist* were fomenting strike* and doing what el*e they could to ripple national defense prepara- ion* to reduce the flow of muni- tion* to Britain. Under those circumstance* local 241 took a strike vote on Jan; 27. Ml. A company check -showed .that no more than 4,547 person* entered the polling place but the union eadenhlp announced . 6,759 had 'oted and that the strike wa* au- horized. Strike ballots were; 1m- wunded on company appeal to the Wisconsin employment Relations Board. The company informed the House committee that the union leadership admitted under pressure for proof that more than 2,000 ballot. 1 were fraudulent. The company charged, but could not make It stick at the time, that the ilrike was inspired by the Communist Party for political CUJiu Change > Confirmed Subsequently, In* company vised the House committee ad- and Louis Budenz confirmed the charge Budenz waft a high bracket Communist until a couple of years ago when he recanted and began to tell some of the party secrets. "This proof Is contained," the company said, "In the statement of Budenz, a member of the national executive board of the Communist Party at the time (strike) decision was made. "Budena stated positively thai h« was present when the party ordered the strike for the purpose ol disrupting American aid to Great Britain." • When the strike vot« was shown AO be a phoney the Roosevelt »<i- mlnlstrnllon made a national de- the Proportionate U.S. Spending Urged by Byrd NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UP)—United Slates spending on European aid should be In proportion to curtailment of government expenditures, Sen. Harry P. Byrd (D, Va.) said yesterday. Any further pyramiding of the national debt of $260,000,000,000 he stated, "may shake the financial stability of this country to Its very foundation." He urged careful study of Implications of a long-range Marsha Plan and held that the nation's fiscal solvency Is more Important than International subsidies as an aid to world peace. Byrd spoke before the second ,of the 52nd annual Congress of American Industry sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. He urged more economy in govern- 'mcnt; end of deficit spending; tax reductions; elimination of aid to stoles; and a federal, budget limited to $32,000,000,000, exclusive of fciise appeal for workers to re . I the Marshal an. turn to the plant A lot of lhcm| Genuine prosperity, Byrd said, did return. The union Icadfrshlp I "must come through private enter- dtseniranchlsed all such In the next prise's productive Industry." He de- union election. cried rclnstltutlon of wartime con- tussio Ignoring Request For War Brirfe fxit Visas WASHINGTON, Deo. (. (UP) — The State Department disclosed yesterday that Russia ha* Ignored trols In peace tlrr.e, and warned; "American free enterprise can struggle along for a time under controls in the emergency of war, but In years of peace it will stagnate and die a slow but sure death It business men lose control of their own business." for mor» than *te tenth* a United State* request that upward* of 250 wive* of American citizen* be permitted to leave UK Soviet Union. The disclosure was made in the texts of note* exchanged by Rui*la and the United States over the question of repatriating a naturalized American of Armenian birth to Soviet Armenia. On April II, th« Russian Embassy asked the State Department to facilitate the repatriation of Armenian* In the United States who wanted to return horn*. Farm Union to Meet MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 6. (UP) Tlie 14th annual convention of the National Firm Labor Union, AFU | TOLD THIS GUY TO GIT A HUD AND SNOW TRCAO •KYou don't need chains when you have O. K. mud and snow treads on your tires. Be-jewel Her this Christmas ...and when you choose » DIAMOND you give the finest possible gift., Our selection is reasonably priced — ' ' Diamond Engagement Ring) f}7-1° to Diamond Wedding Bands .f|p-» f o TERMS ARRANGED Pat O'Bryant Jeweler Main at Second Phone 3261 Steel Oil Barrel Racks Any Bite T. L MABRY MISSOURI ST. PH. 3627 will convene for a three day meeting at Little Bockj Ark., startlnf Dec, 12 It was announced yesterday. City Radio -Service- Dial 2407 Far Expert Repair* S34 East Main 8t Felix A. Carney DAVID 6. ANDERSON MASON CONTRACTOR Brick Work of Quality 1101/2 E. Davis St. Phone 4641 IS In. rRICYCtKS $9.95 OverUnd COASTER WAGON ... J8.95 6LAN HEATH Come To Our TOYLAND! It's the most complete toy display in Blythevillc. ' LOOK AT THIS— All Kinds Dolls 51.98 up Doll Buggies 54.95 up Christmas Tree LIGHTS .........5Z.89 Auto & HOME SUPPLf Phone 828 419 West Main Street FARM DITCHES DRAGLINE EXCAVATION R. M. HEUCHAN P. 0. Box 883 CONTRACTOR Blytheville, Ark. Phone 4821 First National Insurance Agency FOR COMP'LBTE PROTECTION Phone 2311 108 North 2nd St. BILL WILSON CHARLES BI;TTNER GOOD GAME GOING... THE STETSON CASUAL Top off your sport clothes with.the right hat! Informal, soft finish felt... narrow woven band... breezy welt-edge ...five new Fall shades. Here's a sure winner for the sidelines! IU . Have You Tried Bowling? Regulation 10 Pin Alleys! Enjoy This Healthful Sport ^ Regularly at CHITWOOD'S 10 PIN BOWLING ALLEY In 500 Block on East Main Street Phone 4929 FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION ^ree Estimates i-v ' S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. • <?kone 3646'a^2525

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